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SAWIKO has been known for more than 25 years on the camper and caravanning market as a specialist for high-quality trailer couplings, rear carriers, motorbike loading aids, storage space extensions and frame extensions, and recently also for products in the solar and energy management sector. Within the AL-KO Vehicle Technology group of companies, SAWIKO is the expert for the entire after-market sector and convinces with quality, competence and premium service: so that customers are safe on the road with comfortable, high-quality and well thought-out products.

A success story

The SAWIKO success story began in 1995. The mission: Recognising the needs in the market for camper accessories, trailer couplings and load-carrier systems and serving them with products that are as high-quality as they are innovative. The recipe for success is quickly established: The focus is not only on one sales pillar, but on OEMs, dealers and end customers alike. A new chapter in SAWIKO's history is opened at the end of 2011 when the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group takes over the accessories specialist. The acquisition of SAWIKO allows the company to significantly strengthen its European aftermarket business and further expand its proximity to customers who purchase products from a trade partner. Today, the approximately 70 SAWIKO experts in the group are the drivers for the marketing of recreational vehicle accessories throughout Europe.

Always close to the customers

With a Europe-wide dealer network and its own customer centres in Germany, the Netherlands, France and Italy, and soon also in Austria, the company is present throughout the most important European caravanning markets. Especially in the customer centre at the SAWIKO company headquarters in Neuenkirchen-Vörden, the wishes of OEMs, dealers and consumers are analysed at an early stage thanks to direct customer feedback and implemented in new products and services in line with market requirements.

The expert workshop teams of the AL-KO customer centres also offer end customers high-quality service in five other locations.

Technology at its best

Nearly all SAWIKO products are produced in Germany and stand for the highest quality. Daily customer contact flows into product development. The company works with state-of-the-art technology, applies efficient processes and continuously optimises. It continually invests in research and development and offers high-quality engineering. The testing systems in particular are state-of-the-art, because the products place maximum demands on product safety. Accordingly, SAWIKO and its team of experts stand for the highest manufacturing and safety standards and excellence in production.

About AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group

The AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group is a fast-growing global technology group and a business unit of DexKo Global. With high-quality chassis and suspension components for trailers, recreational and commercial vehicles as well as construction and agricultural vehicles, the group of companies stands for functionality, comfort and innovative strength for more driving safety. Founded in 1931, the Group employs around 3,300 people at more than 40 locations worldwide. The company includes the 17 international brands AL-KO, Aguti, Bankside Patterson, Bradley, Brink, CBE, cmtrailer parts, De Haan, E&P Hydraulics, Fluid-Press, G&S Chassis, Hume, Nordelettronica, Preston Chassis, SAFIM, SAWIKO and Winterhoff.

About DexKo Global

DexKo Global is one of the world's leading manufacturers of high quality suspension and chassis assemblies as well as accessories and hydraulic brake components and has more than 130 years of experience in trailer and caravan components. DexKo Global was formed at the end of 2015 through the merger of Dexter and AL-KO Fahrzeugtechnik. The company is headquartered in Novi, Michigan/USA, and employs around 8,000 people at more than 100 production sites and distribution centres. More at

Dexter, founded in 1960, is one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of trailer axles and trailer brakes and related components for utility trailers, recreational vehicles, heavy-duty trailers, manufactured homes, farm trailers, boat trailers and specialty trailers. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana/USA and operates several manufacturing facilities in the USA and Canada. More at

Dexko Global is part of the portfolio of Brookfield Business Partners, a publicly traded asset management firm focused on the acquisition and operational management of industry-leading companies in the infrastructure, services and industrial sectors. More at

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Company history

On 11.11.1931, master locksmith Alois Kober took over a small locksmith's shop in Kötz. That was when the AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group began. It’s fair to say that quite a lot has happened since then.

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A company that wants to exist and flourish in the long term on the market is dependent on the trust and confidence of its surrounding area, customers and suppliers, employees, both on a local and global scale.

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One reason for AL-KO Vehicle Technology’s global success as a company over the past 90 years is the willingness of our employees to work with us, cooperate and change. Team spirit, flexibility and dynamism are strengths that we consistently transfer to our working environment.

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Our corporate culture

Safety. Comfort. Joy: our actions and thoughts are always focused on what’s best for our customers, what makes their lives safer and easier and makes them smile.

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Business divisions & brands

AL-KO Vehicle Technology includes the 17 international brands AL-KO, Aguti, Bankside Patterson, Bradley, Brink, CBE, cmtrailer parts, De Haan, E&P Hydraulics, G&S Chassis, Fluid-Press, Hume, Nordelettronica, Preston Chassis, SAFIM, SAWIKO and Winterhoff.

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Management Board

Our management team is committed to the highest performance standards and wants to establish long-term relationships with companies and employees, who are devoted to achieving such first-class performance. The top management of our American parent company, DexKo Global, can be found here.

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